Biden's Iraq plan recieived overwhelming support in the Senate Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden has something to gloat about at Wednesday night's New Hampshire presidential debate.
The Deleware Democrat's amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill calling for a fundamental change of policy in Iraq passed the Senate overwhelmingly Wednesday, 75-23.
The non-binding resolution is based on Biden's long-talked about plan to divide Iraq into three regions based on its ethnic makeup - Sunni, Shia, and Kurd.
“Slowly but surely, we’re building a consensus in the Congress around a way forward in Iraq," Biden said after the vote. "That’s significant, because it’s the only real way to end this war.”
"Everyone agrees that there is no military solution in Iraq, only a political solution," he added. "That begs the question: so, what is your political solution? We have an obligation to answer that question and today, leaders from both parties answered with one voice."
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, who is running for president on the Republican side, was a co-sponsor of the measure.
The resolution also calls on the Bush administration to convene an international conference to help Iraqis agree on a federalized system of government.
Among Biden's Democratic White House rivals in the Senate, Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd voted for the measure while Barack Obama skipped the vote.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney